Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Board restoration

here you can exchange your experience and datas about your home build boards


Kseries
Rare Poster
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed May 09, 2018 8:23 am
Kiting since: 2018
Gear: LEI delta kites, twintip boards
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Board restoration

Postby Kseries » Fri May 11, 2018 3:54 am

Here you guys go. It seems to have a lot of surface damage on the bottom but nothing penetrates to the wood.

https://imgur.com/a/Xy0p6DU

Grkite
Rare Poster
Posts: 43
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:29 pm
Kiting since: 3
Local Beach: Paros - Pounda
Naxos-Mikri vigla
Mastichari-Kos
Favorite Beaches: Paros-Pounda
Gear: Cabrinha 2014 Vector 11
Cabrinha 2017 Switcblade 8
My handmade boards
Brand Affiliation: None
Contact:

Re: Board restoration

Postby Grkite » Fri May 11, 2018 8:07 pm

Ok. Channge of plans....it will be better to just make multiple spot repairs with epoxy resin and glassfiber powder. First I would repair the surfaces top and bottom sheets and then the aereas near the rails. All the spots have to be well grinted 80 grit..or 100 and well cleaned. Tru to make the epoxy thick as peanut butter... And again grinted when epoxy is fully cured with 220 grit and 500...
Second stage of The areas on the rails.mask well top/bottom ..just use two strips of thick plexy glass clamped along the damaged area and use same epoxy with filler but not so dense. Like making a mold.
Then again grind as said b4.
Profiling the rails...just grind to straight profile the areas...
Offcpurse buy a new fin..aactually two..:)....and if you want for coral use...you will ofcourse make same damage....
Now if you want to make lamination...as initially said...it will take you so much time..dirt...to take off the ptex....and for sure woull have pieces of fiberglass off...and then again grind the fiberglass to reach the woodcore..is almost immposible without irregularities that offcourse will not make possible any king of top / bottom sheet to be applied smoothly...sorry...and offcourse grinding the epoxy ptex fiberglass you will need full protection....PPE...as chemical war....

Kseries
Rare Poster
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed May 09, 2018 8:23 am
Kiting since: 2018
Gear: LEI delta kites, twintip boards
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Board restoration

Postby Kseries » Sat May 12, 2018 2:20 am

Grkite wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:07 pm
grinding the epoxy ptex fiberglass you will need full protection....PPE...as chemical war....
I have a gas mask and coveralls for exactly this purpose.

Grkite
Rare Poster
Posts: 43
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:29 pm
Kiting since: 3
Local Beach: Paros - Pounda
Naxos-Mikri vigla
Mastichari-Kos
Favorite Beaches: Paros-Pounda
Gear: Cabrinha 2014 Vector 11
Cabrinha 2017 Switcblade 8
My handmade boards
Brand Affiliation: None
Contact:

Re: Board restoration

Postby Grkite » Sun May 13, 2018 12:07 pm

Nice..wear them. .:) And.two things that may help..is to try to level as same as the rest ptex around the spots under repair while you puttying the peanut butter...

Clean well after grinding b4 epoxying..I use alcohol..clean! This will make your bonding better. ...

And let dry for four days min before grinding again..to re epoxy..

Goof luck..show your results. ....


Return to “Board Builders”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron